What is a CDA and why is it important for Texas providers? - post

What is a CDA and why is it important for Texas providers?

The Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE), and it is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. The CDA® is based on a core set of competency standards that guide early childhood professionals toward becoming qualified educators of young children. 

The CDA fulfills the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services requirement of 24 clock hours of pre-service training and is a great step to advancement on the Texas Early Childhood Career Pathway

The Council for Professional Recognition is a leader in the credentialing of early childhood educators worldwide. They ensure that candidates who earn the Child Development Associate® (CDA) credential are well prepared to foster the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of young children. Having a CDA® doesn’t just help educators bring out the best in children. It also advances their careers and contributes to the status of our profession. CDA Council https://www.cdacouncil.org/ 

Becoming a CDA is a big commitment, but one that creates confident practitioners with a command of today’s best practices for teaching very young children.

  • Advance your career
  • Meet job requirements
  • Reinforce your commitment to early childhood education
  • Provide parents with peace of mind
  • Understand developmentally appropriate practice
  • Increase your confidence

H&H Child Care Training Center can be your one stop shop to obtain your CDA. H&H offers all of the CDA options:

Preschool https://www.childcareed.com/courses-cda-preschool-credential.html

Infant/Toddler https://www.childcareed.com/courses-cda-infant-toddler-credential.html  

Family Child Care https://www.childcareed.com/courses-cda-family-child-care-credential.html 


In addition, H&H also has a PD Specialist on staff to conduct verification visits.

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